Rules and Procedures



Drop-Off and Pick-Up

  • Parents walking their children to school are to escort them to the school sidewalk nearest their school yard.

  • Parents picking their children up at lunch time are to wait for their child outside.
    For Kindergarten students this would be outside the fenced Kindergarten school yard
    For grade 1 to 6 students, parents are to
    wait outside the main front door.

  • Parents who drive their children to school are strongly encouraged to use the new “Kiss and Go” lane directly behind the “20 space” parking lot on Elkas.

  • IN THE DROP OFF LANE THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING OR STOPPING TO ESCORT YOUR CHILD. This area is for “Kiss & Go” or quick pick-up purposes only.

  • Those of you who would like to escort your children to their schoolyard are to park in the “20 space” parking area on Elkas, east of the bus zone, or on local streets as long as they do not block private driveways and observe the No Parking or No Stopping zones.

  • Please remember to always walk on the sidewalk.

  • School busses have their own designated BUS ZONE at the east end of the school.

  • No parking in the bus zone between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm.

  • The staff parking lot is reserved for staff only from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Parking in the “Reserved” areas of the staff parking lot is forbidden at all times.

  • Parking or Stopping in the HANDICAP ZONES is FORBIDDEN AT ALL TIMES in order to keep this area clear for emergency situations.

  • Parking on Elkas or Snair is not permitted. NO PARKING signs clearly identify the zones ticketed by police.

  • Volunteers and visitors may use the “20 space” parking area east of the bus zone.

  • The parking area behind the shopping center is not for school purposes.


Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards, Roller Blades

  • Students in grades 3 to 6 may ride their bicycle to school as long as they:

    • Wear a bicycle helmet

    • Lock their bicycle in the designated school bike rack

    • One should never ride their bicycle in the bus zone while busses are present.

    • Students and parents on bicycles must walk their bike to cross the staff parking lot, and continue to walk their bike along the sidewalk in front of the school to the bike racks.

  • The school is not responsible for loss or damage to bicycles brought to school.

  • Scooters, skateboards and roller blades are not allowed in school.


Bus Transportation Rules

Transportation will be provided for students residing at a distance from school greater than stated below:

Kindergarten: 0.8 km or more
Elementary: 1.6 km or more
Secondary: 2.4 km or more

Shared Responsibilities
The Lester B. Pearson School Board considers the safety of each student to be of paramount importance and will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that transportation service is provided in as safe a manner as possible. It is therefore vital to determine the responsibilities of all parties involved.

I The Parent/Guardian
Parents/guardians are responsible for their children's welfare to and from the bus stop and while at the bus stop. They must inform their children of the safety rules.

II The Student
Students must respect transportation rules and regulations. They must understand that the bus driver is the authority on the bus, and they must take responsibility for their actions.

III The School Bus Driver
The bus driver is responsible for the safety and security of all passengers. During the bus route, the driver is in charge.


Unruly Conduct on the School Bus

Depending on the seriousness of the offence, a student may have transportation privileges suspended immediately, or as follows:

1st offence:     warning by school administration
2nd offence:     letter to parents/guardians with warning of suspension
3rd offence:     suspension of 1 to 5 days
4th offence:     5 days or more suspension of privileges



School Bus Safety Rules

All school rules as well as predetermined School Board and bus safety rules as stated below will apply while students are being transported (to school and on field trips).

  • Always be at the bus stop 10 minutes early.

  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop, and then board the school bus in single file, in an orderly fashion, using the handrail.

  • Find your assigned seat quickly without pushing other students. Keep the aisle clear.

  • Remain seated, talk quietly. Do not eat, drink or leave trash on the bus.

  • Always listen to the driver's instructions.

  • Never put your head or arms out of the windows.

  • Know where the emergency exits are but DO NOT tamper with them.

  • When getting off, wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before leaving your seat. Descend in a single file.

  • Walk a safe distance from the bus so that the driver can see you and know that you are out of danger.

  • Should you need to cross in front of the bus, keep a safe distance and watch for the driver's signal. Do not run. Proceed with caution.


Bus Passes/Special Permission

Using the bus will ensure that your child gets to school on time!

Only students with an assigned bus pass from the School Board transportation department are permitted to take the school bus. If you have a pass – use it!

The school bus is not to be used for students to go to a friend's house. Parents must make their own transportation arrangements for their child to go to another student's house for any reason.



Transportation of Equipment

Students are permitted to carry only their school bag and/or lunch box on the school bus. Any other items must be brought to school by the parents/guardians.






18750 Elkas Boulevard
Kirkland, Québec  H9J 4C1